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(Non-Fiction) Picture Books
I'm Awesome! Series
Beginner Reader Ages 6-8
(8.5 x 8.5" unless listed otherwise)
ADHD sounds complicated, but it's really quite simple to understand once you learn what all the letters mean. Kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are usually distractible, impulsive, restless and disorganized...Thank goodness! That's what also gives them the potential to be curious, creative, energetic and spontaneous! ADHD isn't so bad, once you learn ways to balance and deal with all of these special and unique qualities! Just because you have ADHD, doesn't mean you can't be smart, skillful and successful too!
There are people in the world who make us feel good about ourselves... but then there are also people who go out of their way to make another person feel hurt, afraid or uncomfortable. These are the BULLIES of the world! Have you ever had someone bully you? What did you do? Have you ever bullied yourself? Learn what's really important underneath it all about yourself and other people...and start to STAND BOLDLY and SHINE BRIGHTLY!
Anxiety Disorders sound kind of strange and complicated, but they are really quite simple to understand once you learn what anxiety is. Kids with Anxiety Disorders are healthy and strong... they just worry and stress more than most kids. Everybody has anxiety though, so learn how to be clear minded and relaxed so you can manage your worries and stress and feel better! Now, you're on your way to being...calm, clever and carefree!
Depressive Disorders sound kind of strange and complicated, but they are really quite simple to understand once you learn what depression is. Kids with Depressive Disorders are healthy and strong... they just feel sad and tired more than most kids. Everybody has a little bit of depression at some point in their life though, so learn how to be clear minded and relaxed so you can manage sadness and other symptoms of depression. Instead of feeling high or low...wouldn't it be nice to feel JUST RIGHT?!
Staying Awesome! Series
Beginner Reader Ages 7-10
(8.5 x 8.5" unless listed otherwise)
Is there anything that you love and could eat a lot of? Is there anything you love to do that you could do all day long? Everybody likes to be comfortable, but too comfortable isn't good for our body or our brain. Sometimes, we need moderation -not too much or not too little of something. It's okay to have just enough! Learn about addiction... when we have or do something in excess and it becomes...too much of a good thing!
Everyone feels a little homesick when they are away from familiar things like family, pets and friends. It's a natural human reaction, some people just feel it more than others! Learn why we get homesick and some great ways to face the fear when you go BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
Mindfulness? What is this all about and why is everyone talking about it? Learn the basics of mindfulness...it's as easy as ABC! Learn what Gratitude, Kindness, Compassion, Empathy and Forgiveness have to do with being mindful. Learn how mindfulness helps us to understand our thoughts and feelings, so we can respond to them better - and then all we have to focus on is...being happy!
Are there times when you can't stop yawning or you are constantly rushing from one activity to the next? You might be STRESSED! Learn what stress is all about and ways to overcome it- so you can make space in your life to... CHILL!
Have you ever been really bored? BOREDOM is being bored because there is no excitement in what your doing. So, why do we always feel the need to have excitement? Find out about how to be HAPPY instead of bored!
Everybody has to make mistakes in order to learn. Making mistakes not only teaches us right from wrong, but also how to FEEL when we do make a mistake! Find out why we feel GUILT and SHAME and learn ways to deal with these feelings. Oops! My Bad... will help you face and get through the next time you make a mistake!
Living Outside The Box is daring to be something different- YOU! Everybody is different in their own way and should be proud of this. But...sometimes we want to look like someone else, do something like someone else does and even be someone else. It just seems so much easier to be someone else than being ourselves! Learn why PRIDE and JEALOUSY have so much to do with SELF-ESTEEM and in accepting who we are...
Everybody hopes to have at least one GOOD FRIEND... Someone who is fun to be with, that shares the same or similar interests as we do, and likes to hang around with us. A good friend is someone that is loyal, honest and treats us with respect. Discover so many other qualities that are essential in having a good friend. Someone who you want to hear say... "I GOT YOUR BACK!"
CLIQUE...what a funny word! A clique is a group of people that are friends- but, they CHOOSE who can be part of the group. Doesn't seem right or fair does it? IT ISN'T! But people who are part of a clique don't think they are doing anything wrong! Learn why people join cliques and discover ways to avoid them!
Do you know how AWESOME you are? YOU SHOULD! Feeling good about ourselves is having good SELF-ESTEEM. When we like all the different qualities about ourselves- the way we look, the way we act, the way we feel. We feel so many things and when we look at why we feel certain things, it's interesting but sort of complicated too! Discover the basics about feelings-why we have them, what we do when we have them and how we can stay feeling AWESOME!